DA calls for eThekwini mayor to retract ‘treason’ comment

DA KZN leader, Zwakele Mncwango.

THE Democratic Alliance has called eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede’s comments ‘unconstitutional’ and has instructed her to publicly retract her statements before tomorrow’s mass march.

“Gumede’s promise to arrest anyone who marches tomorrow undermines the fundamental right in our constitution to peacefully protest. Gumede will defend Zuma at all costs,” said the DA in a statement issued earlier today.

The DA noted the legally approved protest will continue and encouraged South Africans to join the protest action on Friday, 7 April.

“We await a swift and unconditional retraction from Mayor Gumede.”

“Should she not do so publicly, the DA will approach the High Court on an urgent basis to interdict Gumede,” concluded the statement.


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